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“For foodie vegans; For those who do not believe vegan cooking can be superb”

Garden Fresh Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine
Ranked #62 of 378 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

This simple spot off the beaten track of University Avenue in Palo Alto begins with a warm and community feel. The owner greets each guest with remarkable kindness and gratitude -- a mix of startup young folks and tie wearing lawyers and college students and locals. In fact, the walls are covered with lovely art from the neighborhood one could acquire.

The menu is as rich with familiar options as any Chinese restaurant except, of course, all the dishes are vegan. I defy the most refined palate to tell the difference between their moo shoo vegetarian with a favorite moo shoo pork -- the carrots and cabbage are fresh and cooked bright and crispy, the tofu looks and has the texture of fine meat. It is perfectly spiced. The vegetable dumplings would compete with your favorite pot stickers everywhere. All the dishes presented around me were the same.

It is a quiet restaurant and lovely and will be my regular lunch escape when I visit the Pennisula.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I visited this restaurant a couple of times. The food is simply amazing!

I highly recommend the spinach wontons, which are soft but not sticky. There is a large selection, both for adults and children. I tried a few portions, and they were all excellent, but I can't vouch for everything, because there were just so many things to try.

Since this is a Chinese restaurant you might think to forgo the desert. Don't. The carrot cake is excellent.

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Thank eladyt
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This is a vegan place serving full scale Chinese food, like "chicken" kung po. The taste is really genuine and great. It's recommended to order several portions to share. If you didn't know it's not meat you'd happily think you are eating meat!

Thank Sanski66
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is one of the only places for healthy chinese food. The tofu is really amazing; get the one that is shaped like a little rose. The food is somewhat salty (the faux meat) bu the veggies are so fresh!

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Thank Yenna709
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy meeting with friends here and sharing several plates together. Glad we have a quality vegetarian restaurant here. Ambiance is not as funky as the rest of university ave, but food and service is good, and the place has an intimate chill vibe.
I will be coming back!

Thank yojoojoopie
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